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Scientific Name Rineloricaria rupestris  (Schultz, 1944)
Common Name
Type Locality Río San Pedro at bridge south of Mene Grande, Río Motatán system, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Fonchiiichthys rupestris, Loricaria uracantha rupestre
Pronunciation rhine lor ee kar ee ah.
Etymology Greek, rhinos = nose + Latin, lorica, loricare = cuirass of corslet of leather. 
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Size 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rivers of the Lake Maracaibo basin, in lower and middle reaches of rivers.
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp 325, Pl. 12 (figs. A-B).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:27 (species record created: 2009 Dec 09 14:27)